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Darren's Restaurant & Bar

1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
+1 310-802-1973
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options
1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What's not to like... excellent service, good wine selection, and an eclectic menu. I especially like their small plates. Sometimes the noise from the bar is a bit distracting, especially when there is a ballgame but then again part of what we like is the...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed an excellent meal at Darren's. The menu and atmosphere are upper scale, and the food delivers at the price point. Everyone loved their food and commented that we wanted to come back and try what another had ordered.

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been here 10 years. Went after sunset on a random weeknight but wow Not busy and it took forever to get halibut. I think 1 waitress for while place? Super annoying long. We almost fell asleep. Bruschetta good, caprese not as good..halibut...More

Thank drmader
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I have been frequenting Darren's for a number of years and the food continues to be amazing. This time dinner had an added feature. The in house sommelier was fantastic helping us pair each course with just the right wine. In addition, her knowledge was...More

Thank JRCAL67
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is a great couples and friends hangout restaurant near the beach. One of my all time favorites over many years. The food is always top notch and the wine by the glass is always great. The restaurant is beautiful and they always try to...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is anyone's first "must visit" restaurant in Manhattan Beach, CA! Darren is a phenomenal entrepreneur, and his creative innovations are worth the flight, from anywhere in the world. The Leadership and food variety / quality / uniqueness is beyond words! The environment was contemporarily...More

Thank ostate94
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We love Darren's. It is consistently one of our favorite spots in Manhattan Beach. The menu has small and large plates, all exceptional. Chef Darren makes the most incredible risotto, which paired with a glass of wine is the perfect meal for a winter night!

Thank zgkg
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Went with family to this relatively busy spot. We had hoped for a table but were informed that we needed to sit at the communal table with bar stool type seats. My sore knee and my cousin's recent intestinal surgery didn't appreciate this. In fact,...More

Thank aagourmet
Reviewed 6 November 2016

From start to finish totally excellent! All 10 guests enjoyed their experience. Salmon & Pork dinners were very good. Appetizer assortment was also great quality.

Thank rjkbear
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We have small children and don't get out for date night as much as we used to, but Darren's is our go-to place and we confirmed that again this weekend. Whenever we have family or friends in town, we take them there too. Nice atmosphere,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1141 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5333
    (Manhattan Beach Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-802-1973
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